Key Information about DUI Arrests
If you are charged with driving DUI your license will be confiscated and you car will be impounded. Before making any statements or explanations to anyone you should call a Sacramento DUI defense attorney at the Tiemann Law Firm as soon as you are able for an immediate consultation. We will answer your questions and take immediate steps to protect your rights, get your license restored and fight the DUI charges against you. You must request a DMV Hearing within 10 days of your arrest to contest your driver's license suspension. If you do not contact the DMV or appear at your hearing, your license will automatically be suspended for 4 months if this is your first offense.
Once criminal charges are filed you will appear before a judge for an arraignment. You can do this on your own but it is wise to have a lawyer present to answer your questions and deal with any unexpected complications. You will be advised of your rights and be asked to enter a "plea" to the charges made against you. If you plead "guilty" or "no contest" you are admitting you committed the crime. If you plead "not guilty" you will be scheduled for another court date to present your case. This gives your attorney time to review all the evidence and testimony and plan your defense.
DUI Defense Attorney in Sacramento
You want to hire a qualified DUI defense attorney who is both experienced and understands the scientific issues that are used in prosecuting a DUI case. At a minimum you want your attorney to belong to a DUI Defense Lawyers Association and know:
- Breath/Blood testing science
- Breath/Blood test equipment
- How to administer SFST (standardized field sobriety tests)
- Police and lab procedures
Our firm's lawyers have specialized training in all these subjects and we are prepared to present an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. We have successfully represented many professionals, business people and others who have been accused of drunk driving. We have successfully obtained acquittals, dismissals and reductions of DUI charges as well as getting DMV license suspensions set aside.
Contact a Sacramento DUI Defense Lawyer for an immediate consultation on your DUI charges. We can protect your rights and provide you with an aggressive and effective DUI defense.
at (916) 939-3900 - (530) 621-1800